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AMT Freightliner cabover, single screw
Posted by Reserve on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:57 PM

Finished recentley

 001 by Mark Hartig, on Flickr

 002 by Mark Hartig, on Flickr

 003 by Mark Hartig, on Flickr

 005 by Mark Hartig, on Flickr

 007 by Mark Hartig, on Flickr

 008 by Mark Hartig, on Flickr

 

Molded on detail, pretty basic molding in spots, and thick decals are what one has to fight with one of these kits but with a bit of extra work they build up fairly well. Had to do the Consolidated Freightways option; I've always thought their graphics were sharp

 

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Mark

 

 

 

 

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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:40 AM

Very nicely done! I agree, the Consolidated livery is quite striking.

Cheers

Greg

 

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:27 PM

Well done.

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:19 PM

Hello!

That's a very nice rig you've got there! I especially like the mixture of "clean" and "used" weathering - like the cab is kept clean, but the fifth wheel is lubed - nice!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:23 PM

Nice work, Mark.  How many remember that Consolidated Freightways also was the manufacturer of Freightliner trucks?

I had a late 60's 50 inch cab tractor like this with a 318 Detroit.

John

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Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:42 PM

Good looking bit of work.  Well Done 

Steve

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Posted by Reserve on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:56 PM

Thank you gents good to see it passes the eyeball test

John I was unaware that CF had anything to do with manufacturing guess that's a good way to ensure your fleet

 

Regards,

Mark

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Posted by Wilbur Wright on Friday, September 22, 2017 2:21 PM

Very nice work.  Looks terrific.

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:29 PM

looks just like I remember them ! Nice job on the trailer lines.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, September 22, 2017 7:11 PM

  beautifully done 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:56 PM

Spectacular.

I had an uncle who used to drive for CF back in the day.
He had driven a tandem dowm to Tennessee from NW Indiana.  They kept the trailers, but sent him back.  Turns out the trailer dollie did not like being towed without a load and the brakes on it would randomly lock up.  Which made for a long drive.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:41 AM

A set of cornflake doubles and you have the kits that have alluded me nice work I also like the old dominion paint scheme. Cleanwork I'm impressed 

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Posted by Reserve on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:27 PM

Thanks gents

Capt'n bobtailing that distance in a cabover, especially a single screw, would make for a long drive even without a balky converter dolly behind ya

Mopar one can still get the AMT 27' doubles and converter dolly but the cost is excessive-more that I'm willing to give some scalper on E-Bay or somesuch. It'd be nice BUT...Perhaps AMT will re-release a doubles kit one day. I suppose I could scratch a set but I don't want 'em that badly

 

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Mark

 

 

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:48 AM

[quote user="Reserve"]

Thanks gents

Capt'n bobtailing that distance in a cabover, especially a single screw, would make for a long drive even without a balky converter dolly behind ya

Mopar one can still get the AMT 27' doubles and converter dolly but the cost is excessive-more that I'm willing to give some scalper on E-Bay or somesuch. It'd be nice BUT...Perhaps AMT will re-release a doubles kit one day. I suppose I could scratch a set but I don't want 'em that badly

 

Regards,

Mark

 

 

 I am getting ready to build a twin screw cf day cab what color red did you uses on frame
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Posted by Reserve on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:55 PM

Model Master acrylic Guards red over medium grey primer with a black oil wash

Regards,

Mark

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:12 PM

[quote user="Reserve"]

Model Master acrylic Guards red over medium grey primer with a black oil wash

Regards,

Mark

 

Thank you for information  

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:29 PM

Reserve
Capt'n bobtailing that distance in a cabover, especially a single screw, would make for a long drive even without a balky converter dolly behind ya



Apparently, it was him and a co-driver, and they would drive 2.5 hours, then swap.  They made the trip in 20 hours--that's how the logbook read at least.

Then, at the other end, they unhitched the boxes and immediately drove them away, and too kthe co-driver.  So, it was just my uncle, the trcuk, and a dollie.  Was a more liesurely trip back, what with having to stop and cope with a cranky dollie every so often.

Always thought it woul make a cool dio, to have a truck off the shoulder, with  a dollie with smoke coming off only the one brake and the driver about ready to haul off and give it a good kick.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:49 AM

Really nice build.  Very nice work on the washes and weathering. 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, September 29, 2017 12:43 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Reserve
Capt'n bobtailing that distance in a cabover, especially a single screw, would make for a long drive even without a balky converter dolly behind ya

 



Apparently, it was him and a co-driver, and they would drive 2.5 hours, then swap.  They made the trip in 20 hours--that's how the logbook read at least.

Then, at the other end, they unhitched the boxes and immediately drove them away, and too kthe co-driver.  So, it was just my uncle, the trcuk, and a dollie.  Was a more liesurely trip back, what with having to stop and cope with a cranky dollie every so often.

Always thought it woul make a cool dio, to have a truck off the shoulder, with  a dollie with smoke coming off only the one brake and the driver about ready to haul off and give it a good kick.

 

 

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Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, October 08, 2017 4:55 PM

AMT isn't around anymore. More likely Round2 will probably put these out as they bought the rights and all the molds from AMT.

Reserve

Thanks gents

Capt'n bobtailing that distance in a cabover, especially a single screw, would make for a long drive even without a balky converter dolly behind ya

Mopar one can still get the AMT 27' doubles and converter dolly but the cost is excessive-more that I'm willing to give some scalper on E-Bay or somesuch. It'd be nice BUT...Perhaps AMT will re-release a doubles kit one day. I suppose I could scratch a set but I don't want 'em that badly

 

Regards,

Mark

 

 

 

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Sunday, October 08, 2017 6:56 PM

Mikeym_us

AMT isn't around anymore. More likely Round2 will probably put these out as they bought the rights and all the molds from AMT.

 

Round2 reissued it a couple of months ago.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, October 09, 2017 6:29 PM

Nice work indeed. Thanks for sharing. 

 

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Posted by RudyOnWheels on Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:39 PM
Very nice job!!! I think that round 2 kit above would be a great one to get to build my first Semi.... Great build! Rudy
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Posted by RichfromSask on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:43 AM

Very nice build! I miss those old COE trucks.  There’s an old KW Aerodyne that I see running around,  and the odd FL Argosy. 

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Posted by Surface_Line on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:07 PM

I'm new at the truck modeling business.  With ships I understand the term "single screw", but what does it mean in a truck?

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:49 PM

It means single drive rear axle.   Oppose to tandem drive rear axle.

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Posted by kensar on Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:43 AM

Cool looking model, Mark.  The detailing and weathering on the chassis looks great.

 

Kensar

 

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Posted by Reserve on Monday, November 20, 2017 5:58 PM
Thank you all for the kind comments gents Regards, Mark

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